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Travel Around the World with Alvin

Day 5: Shake Shack, Central Park, Mamma Mia!, 9/11 Memorial Museum

12/27/2014

Wanted to watch a Broadway show today, but I couldn’t wake up early to get the rush ticket. I just went strict into the box office of Mamma Mia and asked for the lowest price ticket. Well, even though it’s expensive, it was kinda worth it for $75.

There are 3 types of tickets.

1. Rush / Standing Discounted Ticket (Cheapest) around $30-50. Very decent price. Need to wake up early to go to the box office to purchase. Very limited. Google “Rush Broadway Tickets” for more information.

2. Discounted Ticket through TKTS. Need to go to TKTS Box office to purchase. South Street is always the best location. Check the availability before you go. Usually 30%-50% discount of the regular tickets. Affordable + Doesn’t need to wake up that early.

3. Regular Tickets (OHHHHHH so expensive for a student!)

Shake Shack

Probably the best burger place on the East Coast. Line was already so line early in the morning. The fries are better than In-and-Out, and the burger is perfectly right. It doesn’t offer combo though. I just had a single Shake Shack Burger and a fries. Yummy! =D

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Because Shake Shack was packed with people, I decided to bring my lunch to a beautiful quiet place to eat.- Central Park.

Central Park

Central Park is just 15 minutes walk-able distance from the Time Square. It reminded me a lot of the scenes from How I Met Your Mother and Eden of the East.

I was looping HIMYM’s Superdate many times when I was eating in the Central Park, haha!

Well, pics ->

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How I Met Your Mother’s Pub

Finally, 2 pm Mamma Mia!!!

Truly Legendary! Highly recommend everyone to watch a Broadway show at least once in a lifetime!!

Got a seat super front.

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9/11 Memorial Museum

Even though I wasn’t in the United States when 9/11 incident happened, I felt the grieve that everyone had when I was standing there in the museum. It was a touching place to go.

The museum itself isn’t really huge, but the ticket (even for discounted US College Student ticket) is quite expensive considering the size of the museum,

Most of the artifacts are located in an exhibition room that does not allow photographs.

Areas that allow photographs have limited artifacts and stuff to see.

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Tips: Book ahead online so that you don’t have to wait so long. If you walk in, you can only purchase tickets that are one hour later, and for that one hour, there is no bathroom and nothing. Book early! Expect the whole walk through of the museum to be about a bit less than 2 hours or even less.

I couldn’t finish walking through the museum because I had to meet a middle school who I haven’t seen for seven years!! Seven years!!!

He was in the States for long, even on the West Coast, but we just didn’t get a chance to meet!

He bought me to an authentic Japanese restaurants with all servers and chiefs speaking Japanese (one of the chief was Mexican!)

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Dessert Place was just next door. I ordered a super fancy dessert which looks like a plant in a pot, but it’s truly edible! Elegant and taste really good!!

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